Felony Carrying Concealed Weapon
Man found holding gun during traffic stop: Police noticed a man driving recklessly in a Ravenna Road parking lot at 11:20 p.m. Feb. 16 and stopped the vehicle. During the stop, the driver, a 25-year-old Wickliffe man, was found to be holding a handgun. The man was ordered out of the vehicle at gunpoint and arrested for felony carrying concealed weapon, felony improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, using weapons while intoxicated and reckless operation. He was determined to be intoxicated after submitting to a breath test at Twinsburg Police Department. The man was taken to Solon Jail and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 28 at Stow Municipal Court.
Assault on police officer
Man slams car door on officer's arm: A man, 60, of Twinsburg, arrived at a Hadden Road gas station and attempted to purchase beer at 12:07 a.m. Feb. 17. A Twinsburg female officer working off-duty security at the station told the man that he could not buy alcohol and would not be permitted to drive home as she suspected him of being intoxicated. The man ignored the officer and returned to his car, pushing the officer away when she attempted to stop him. When the officer tried to keep the man from driving away, the man shut his car door on her arm. Twinsburg officers arrived before the man could drive away and arrested him for assault on a police officer. The man was taken to the Twinsburg Cleveland Clinic for injuries to his face sustained during his arrest and was later taken to the Twinsburg Police Department, where he was found to have a blood alcohol content of .258. He was taken to Solon Jail and booked for assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, OVI, BAC and having an open container in a motor vehicle. He appeared for pre-trial at Stow Municipal Court Feb. 25, where he pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and having an open container. The suspect will likely be bound over on the assault charge to Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
911 hang-up call occurs during domestic dispute: Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call from an Arbor Glen Drive residence at 7:19 p.m. Feb. 15. Upon arrival, officers found the call was made by a 51-year-old Richfield woman, who had been involved in an argument with family members over finances and the death of a relative. The woman was arrested and charged with menacing and simple assault after admitting to slapping her niece, a 32-year-old woman of Lewes, Del. The Richfield woman's mother, 77 of Twinsburg, also pressed charges for harassing phone calls the woman had made earlier. The woman was taken to Solon Jail and no serious injuries were reported.
Driver pulled over on active warrant, found with joint: Police stopped a vehicle registered to an individual with an active warrant from Walton Hills Police Department at 11:22 p.m. Feb. 20 on Interstate 480 after running the vehicle's plates. The driver, a 33-year-old University Heights man, was identified as the registered owner of the vehicle and detained. Officers found a marijuana cigarette on the man. The Twinsburg Police Department was told by Walton Hills PD to advise the man of the warrant and release him. The man was cited for marijuana possession, released at the scene and given a court date of March 1 at Stow Municipal Court.
Vehicle strikes light pole, tree: A Gettysburg Drive resident called police at 6:49 p.m. Feb. 16 to report a vehicle had hit a light pole on the street. Upon arrival, officers found a light pole lying across the sidewalk and also noticed a damaged tree nearby. No information on the suspect's vehicle, which left the scene, was available.